Pakistan arrests 6 men for raising funds for outlawed group
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan says it arrested six men accused of raising funds for an outlawed Pakistan-based group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troops in Kashmir earlier this year.
Sarfraz Ahmad, an official at the counter-terrorism department, said on Wednesday that the six appeared before a judge in the city of Gujranwala. They were ordered held for two weeks for questioning. It’s unclear if they will face trial.
The arrests were part of Pakistan’s ongoing government crackdown on terror financing.
Ahmad says the suspects belong to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, which said it carried out the Feb. 14 suicide attack in the Indian-administer part of Kashmir.
The bombing raised tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, bringing them to the brink of war. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan.